People started calling me ‘Silver Sindhu’: PV Sindhu talks about overcoming losses in finals

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Badminton star PV Sindhu gets candid in a show ‘Double Trouble’ with cricketers Smriti Mandana and Jemimah Rodrigues, where she disclosed how much she wanted to win the Gold medal during World Championship 2019 in Basel. The year 2019 was very amazing for her as she beat Nozomi Okuhara and finally won the gold while she had already won two silver and two bronze at the event in the previous year.

“At the recent World Championships, I was in the final again. I already had two bronze and two silver…and I was like I HAVE to win this match”, Sindhu told that she was so desperate that she didn’t know what she would do if she lost.

“So I just wanted to give my 100%. I didn’t want people to say ‘Silver Sindhu’. At some point of time that gets into your mind and I told myself before the final ‘No, come on. I need to just give my 100% no matter what and win this,” she said.

By defeating Nozomi Okuhara in the finals, the 24-year-old shuttler became the first Indian ever to win a gold medal at the World Championships.

The Rio Olympic Silver Medallist had won against Li at the China Masters in September 2012 by the scoreline of 21-19, 9-21, 21-16 while Sindhu said that 2012 had been a turning point in her career when she beat the reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui.

Mandhana also shared experience about her celebration after winning the World Championships and Sindhu also told that she was full of thoughts during her last point, thinking about what she’d do in reaction to the victory and when she reacts after winning was completely different.

On the show, both the cricketers asked Sindhu various questions about how she deals with menstruation while playing, how she deals with criticism, why she got MB and what future she expects for Indian women in sports.

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